I’m not the only one who appreciates a sweet pair of jammies after a long ski day so the first-ever “Ski Until It Hurts” fundraiser coming to Snowbasin Resort February 26 isn’t as farfetched as you might think. Wounded Wear is a 501-c-3 nonprofit created to help wounded combat warriors find a purpose-driven life, peace of mind and comfortable clothes after the impact of war. By buying a lift ticket and a seat at the dinner table that day you too can help these vets.
“This is our first charity event involving skiing and we are extremely excited to be partnering with Snowbasin and all the other Utah entities who are working so hard to make this event a success and broaden our message” said Jason Redman, founder of Wounded Wear. Redman was injured so severely that it took years of extended hospital stays to rebuild his face. He says what he yearned for most was a simple pair of pajamas. It was the memory of this and the trials of his recovery that enticed him and his wife to found Wounded Wear.
The organization provides pajama bottoms and the necessary altered clothing needed by rehabilitating and recovering wounded warriors. And later offers a series of programs for them to regain their self-confidence and sense of life.
Your $80 donation gets you lift tickets for Ski Until It Hurts day (you’ll save $9 off the regular price) and get you entered in raffles throughout the day for ski gear, lift tickets and other prizes. The evening dinner and silent auction which cost extra start at 6:30 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott-Ogden with Redman as the keynote speaker.
Purchase advanced tickets at http://www.active.com/huntsville-ut/winter-sports/skiing-races/wounded-wear-ski-until-it-hurts-fundraiser-2015?int=